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Forum: Fountain
01-02-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By pitts1313

Thank you. I could not figure out what the...

Thank you.
I could not figure out what the broken staples that had nothing attached were for.
I went back out after reading your description of what you did. My two pieces were just flat. My...
Forum: Fountain
01-02-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By pitts1313

Last cushion of Fountain sundeck, two piece hinged?

I am reupholstering (skins) on my sundeck. I got to the sundeck cushion closest to the stern and found the treated plywood under the cushion cut (ripped) the full length of the cushion. The edges...
Forum: Fountain
11-11-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 827
Posted By pitts1313

I just got sunpad and rear seats from Gail at...

I just got sunpad and rear seats from Gail at Fountain. Took exactly two weeks. Nobody could touch their price and delivery time.
Forum: Prop Talk
07-30-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,012
Posted By pitts1313

I had a '97 scarab 22' with a carb stock Merc 454...

I had a '97 scarab 22' with a carb stock Merc 454 300hp with a mirage plus 25 and it would run 62-64mph on the gps every outing. I tried many prop styles. Called Wellcraft and they told me they had...
Forum: General Q & A
06-23-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,903
Posted By pitts1313

So true, none of the hopping up this and...

So true, none of the hopping up this and that.....something said for reliability and just a nice high speed cruise ability.
Forum: Fountain
06-18-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By pitts1313

length also depends on the routing path to get a...

length also depends on the routing path to get a straight shot into the tabs or drives....i used the inches (216, 228 etc) printed on the cables to order new ones prior to replacement.
Forum: Swap Shop
04-22-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By pitts1313

Sold, thank you

Sold, thank you
Forum: Fountain
02-03-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,973
Posted By pitts1313

Have to agree staggered. It's all you ever hear...

Have to agree staggered. It's all you ever hear about is the balance. I want one just for ease of working on motors.
Forum: Fountain
01-31-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 803
Posted By pitts1313

if the light in question is the round housing,...

if the light in question is the round housing, perko makes it in plastic and stainless steel. Only one number differs in the model number. Stainless ones are twice the cost of plastic. I replaced...
Forum: Fountain
01-30-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,218
Posted By pitts1313

I had my doubts about the left hand throttles...

I had my doubts about the left hand throttles until using my new to me fountain. Left hand throttles are nice because I'm right handed. Other BIG benefit is when family or friend wants to drive, I...
Forum: General Q & A
10-09-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 575
Posted By pitts1313

Outdrives raise on their own?!

Was testing props today and the drives raised up on their own. Threw the breakers under the seat. I reset the breakers. During a high speed run drives started to lift on their own again. I reset the...
Forum: Scarab
09-28-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,840
Posted By pitts1313

I was intimidated by all the valves, controls,...

I was intimidated by all the valves, controls, tabs, strainers when I moved up in size. I do a lot of work on my boat. If you have time, it's rewarding and you can head off a lot of problems. Look on...
Forum: General Q & A
09-27-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,852
Posted By pitts1313

cost me $5000 on scarab 22 to replace transom due...

cost me $5000 on scarab 22 to replace transom due to an epoxy run that kept the gimbal housing from sealing. Water leaked in to the unsealed cuts in the transoms each use. The wood was not even...
Forum: General Q & A
09-27-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,852
Posted By pitts1313

I would worry if there was a difference in...

I would worry if there was a difference in reading from one area to another, like if the area at the stern drive was much higher.
Forum: Scarab
09-27-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,840
Posted By pitts1313

X2. I have bravos, but have dropped the lower...

X2. I have bravos, but have dropped the lower "foot" before. Unbolt six bolts and it falls away. Need a person to help hold foot.

Congratulations, post up a pic. I like the graphics of them.
09-26-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,742
Posted By pitts1313

Think I have seen some in northern hydraulics...

Think I have seen some in northern hydraulics catalog.
Forum: Scarab
09-26-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,840
Posted By pitts1313

Sounds good on engine inspection. Changing drive...

Sounds good on engine inspection. Changing drive oil is easy. Impeller parts (housing+impeller material is $75 per side) going to depend if you like wrenching to get to impellers or paying $380 a...
Forum: General Q & A
09-24-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,407
Posted By pitts1313

Think this is what happened. I only had about an...

Think this is what happened. I only had about an 1/8th inch gasket coverage in areas. Cleaned everything up and reinstalled with the stainless felpros on both engines paying attention to the head...
Forum: Scarab
09-24-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,840
Posted By pitts1313

I had a 97 22' with the flag graphics! If you...

I had a 97 22' with the flag graphics! If you have had a 22' you have a pretty good idea of what problems to look for in the 29'. If i remember my studying,the 350 alpha combo gets about 2.25-3.00...
Forum: Scarab
09-23-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,840
Posted By pitts1313

With stock 350's you'll be fine with alphas. That...

With stock 350's you'll be fine with alphas. That boat in twin engine configuration only came with alphas/350's and sips fuel compared to big blocks. Should top out around 68mph. Do check transom for...
Forum: General Q & A
09-23-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,450
Posted By pitts1313

Yep, turn your hat around backwards and drop 6k...

Yep, turn your hat around backwards and drop 6k on a blower setup if you're going do it external! 15-20hp = about 1 mph. Flame arrestor, exhaust, carbs,mpi mapping upgrades equate to minutiae gains...
Forum: Fountain
09-22-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,179
Posted By pitts1313

I had gasket failures! take a look at the pics in...

I had gasket failures! take a look at the pics in another thread I started, "Exhuast leak EMI thunder mating surface". The gaskets that came with the EMI are not reinforced, I think the exhaust just...
Forum: General Q & A
09-22-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,407
Posted By pitts1313

got the port side manifold off of the starboard...

got the port side manifold off of the starboard engine. Way worst. I think the gasket just failed.
Forum: General Q & A
09-22-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,407
Posted By pitts1313

This is what I have found so far!

I found that the gasket that came with exhaust didn't quite match up (or distorted) and my bolts were a little more than hand tight! I only have one manifold off, but you can see in the two photos...
Forum: Fountain
09-21-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,179
Posted By pitts1313

Thanks Jerry, just wanted to hear that someone...

Thanks Jerry, just wanted to hear that someone had to grind on a manifold before. Brian
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